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Hagel resigns as US defense secretary, official says

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a US defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.

[WASHINGTON] US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a US defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.

Mr Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the official said.

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